Monday, 27 April 2015

Babyliss Ombre 235 Styler 2082DU Review

Last week I had to buy some new straighteners as unfortunately the ones I had stopped working but I can't really complain because I had, had them since I was about 14 so in the 6 years I had my moneys worth. So anyway I decided to look on Boots and lucky for me they had some on sale for £29.99! They were half price and the reviews I read were all really good so I decided I would go for them. I decided to stay with Babyliss brand as it was the same as my other ones and I felt it was a decent brand I could trust to last for a while.

I ordered them on the sunday morning and picked to have them sent to store for no extra cost and in case you didn't know at Boots you can get them delivered to store the next day if you order before 6pm. I think its a great service and was not disappointed as I received an email at about half past ten on the monday so I collected them before I went to university.

The Babyliss Ombre 235 Styler 2082DU is actually a 2 in 1 and does not only straighten it also creates curls as the straigtening plates are quite skinny and the outside if the barrels heats up so you can wrap hair around and it can create curls and waves.

The straighteners come with a heat protective wrap case which is really handy for storing and travelling.

Some of the features include temperature up to 235 degrees, 15 second heat up time, 20 temperature settings, titanium ceramic plates to glide through hair for smoothness and longer plates to create curls and straighten faster.

I have been using them for a week now and I really like them. I like that they are skinny as I feel I can straighten really well nearer the roots of my hair. I haven't fully straightened all of hair with them yet only my fringe but I have used them to add a few extra curls to my already wavy hair and I like the results. I would really recommend if you are looking for a new hair styling tool as they are worth the money as it means you don't need two tools for curling and straightening.

The hairstyle I have been creating with them, straightening my fringe and loosely curling the rest of my hair, it can do both loose and tight curls

Buy HERE for £29.99 get them while they are on offer! and you can collect your Boots advantage card points!

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Nails of the Week - Rita Ora Nail Varnishes

As you may have seen on a post a few weeks ago (here) I bought some new nail varnishes from Rimmel. I got the Rimmel nail base and top coat 5 in 1 and 2 colours from the new Rita Ora spring collection.

Using the colours Wild-er-ness(lilac) and Bestival Blue(bright blue) I painted my thumb and ring finger in the lilac colour and the rest in the blue which is probably my favourite of the two. I then added a glitter gradient on the lilac nails. I really love the colours together and they perfect for spring!

I find that Rimmel varnishes stay on quite well and with the help of the nail base and top coat it should last longer. The nail base and top coat 5 in 1 is new to me and I thought I would try it as I needed another one and it was on a 3 for 2 at Boots so why not!

Products used: (from l-r)
No7 Nail Varnish in Silver Glitter (from a set)

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

OOTD - Patterned Trousers

I recently bought some trousers from the F&F range at Tesco. They were in the sale for £5 so they were a great bargain down from £16! I went out in York the other day and really wanted to do a fashion post with them on so here it is...

Thank you to my best friend and my personal fashion photographer Anna (from the blog Stylishimoto)

Coat - George at Asda (about 4 years ago) - I think this duster coat would look good as well (here)
Trousers - F&F at Tesco - £5 (loads of Tesco trousers on sale here)
Shoes - New Look - (bought september last year but these are similar - here)
Necklace - H&M (it was a present)
Bag - Primark - (bought last spring)

I really love this outfit and I think patterned trousers are perfect for spring and summer. They can be found in many high street store at the moment and are really easy to style.

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Mini Boots Haul

Yesterday I met up with two of my best friends. We went for lunch and then of course did some shopping, how could we resist and anyone who knows me know that I always end up in Boots! I needed to go anyway to pick up some items I had ran out of but that's not all I got so today I thought I would share with you what I got...

I had been needing some new moisturiser and thought I would try the Botanics range from Boots as its all half price at the moment  (review coming soon) 

Again I was needing some more and decided to try this one from a Boots own range which a I think is new.

I saw these a few days ago and really loved the new spring collection. I was priginally going to just get one but it was 3 for 2 so I gt another one. The colours are perfect for the new season and I can't wait to try them. 

I usually use the Sally Hansen one but I like to try new products so I decided to try this one which claims to make nails smoother, stronger, longer, moisturised and shinier.

All the products I bought came to £14.20 which I thought was so good and I saved £9.74 and also got double points so I was very happy with my new beauty purchases. 

Friday, 10 April 2015

Seventeen Stay Time Concealer Review

A couple of weeks ago I needed a new concealer. I decided I wanted to try something else rather than my usual one which was the Maybelline Cover Stick Concealer which I like but it was time for a change. I have decided I want to save for a high end concealer but until then I chose the Seventeen stay time concealer.

On the Boots website it says ' Concealer with staying power! 18 hours wear for total blemish cover. This long lasting creamy formula gives a full coverage and a flawless finish' 
I only partly agree with this statement as it is creamy formula but I don't think it lasts 18 hours its  probably more around 5 hours.

 It comes in the traditional liquid concealer tube with doe foot applicator. I do like the packaging and it is really easy to apply and blend in. I have mine in the shade Fair and I have been using the Real Techniques Deluxe Crease brush and it works well to blend and cover the areas I need concealing. The colour is also a really good match for my complexion.

Photos before applying concealer under my eyes and on  spot scars on my chin.

Photos after applying  the concealer
Above are photos showing before and after of applying the concealer. I think it works really well under my eye as it seems to slightly brighten as well as conceal the dark and red areas. It also works quite well on my scars on my chin but that is usually where it starts to fade first. Overall I think this is a concealer worth trying and for £4.49 its good value for money.

It is available from Boots (here)

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Garnier Cleansing Wipes Review

Today I thought I would do a short post of a review on Garnier cleansing wipes. I don't usually use make up wipes that much as I found some can make my skin feel dry so I moved onto to trying micellar water (more about that on another post), but then I found these from Garnier which I actually really have been liking.


The reason I like them is that they seem to hold more moisture and are softer than most wipes I have tried before. They take of make up really easily and don't leave my skin feeling tight and dry. They come in two different types for both normal to dry skin (above) or normal to combination skin. I usually buy mine from Tesco but you can also get them at Superdrug and Boots. They are priced between £3 - £3.45 (depending where you get them click on store above to find out) which is about average for wipes and I think they are good alternative when I am too lazy to use other products to remove make up.

Monday, 6 April 2015

My Fashion Wish List

Lately there have been so many fashion items I want so today I am going to share them with you...


H&M Crepe Jacket £14.99 - I really like the colour of this jacket and I think it could be worn with both casual and more smart outfits.
H&M Striped Dress £29.99 - I love the shape of the and even though the stripes look black they are actually navy which I like. I am thinking of buying this to wear to my brother's graduation in July.


New Look Black Grid Check Sleeveless Shirt Dress £19.99 - I have seen a lot of black and white items lately and I really like the simple shape and pattern of this dress.
ASOS Fine Square Choker and Chain Necklace £8.00 - I fell in love with this necklace as soon as I saw it as I really like unusual necklaces.


H&M Stretch Trousers £24.99 - I have been wanting some fitted black trousers for when I start my placement in a few months and these ones have zipped pocket detail and look like really nice comfortable fabric.
Topshop Contrast Circle Shift Dress £36.00 - This is another black and white dress I have seen, I really like simple shaped dresses and unique patterns.

 Etsy Jenna Flower Ear Jacket Earrings £10.33 - I recently saw this style of earring on Instagram and I love them! I think they look so pretty and very different to what I usually wear.

Saturday, 4 April 2015

My Mini Mac Haul

A couple of months ago I received a Mac voucher for my birthday from my two best friends, they know me so well and knew I would love it. I really did appreciate it and couldn't thank them enough!(Look at both of their blogs here Ohabbiee and StylishmotoSo today I thought I would share with you what I got...

Lipstick in Verve (Satin Finish) - £15.50
Charcoal Brown Eye shadow - £10
Antiqued - £10
Quad refill palette - £5
Images showing the look I created with the products

I really love everything I bought and I think the lipstick really suits me! The eye shadows are very pigmented and extremely smooth to apply and blend. I also think the eyeshadows and lipstick work well together in this make up look.

All products can be bought on the Mac cosmetics website or in store.